Nyonya Fish Maw Soup
Fish maw soup (鱼漂汤) is a homely dish. I have been taking regular short road trips to Malacca (view food pics on my instagram) this year and this soup is a must-order for me at the Peranakan (Nyonya) eateries there.
This recipe has everyday ingredients such as cabbage, fish balls, minced pork and dried mushrooms. At home, we love to enjoy this as a one-dish soup with multi-grain rice.
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Come special occasions such as Chinese New Year next month, you can “upgrade” from normal fish maw to threadfin fish maw, and also add baby abalones to the soup (pic above). It’s also a great recipe for clearing leftover steamboat ingredients. No matter how simple or grand this soup turn out to be, there is always a homely vibe to it. And for me, I love the simple version the most!